SJSU’s Notice of Nondiscrimination

This notification provides information about the available resources at SJSU and our response protocols in the event that you or someone you know experiences sexual misconduct or sexual harassment, discrimination, or harassment based on any protected status, as well as retaliation for filing a complaint or participating in either the Title IX or Office for Equal Opportunity (DHR) process. To learn more about SJSU’s policies and procedures relating to Title IX and DHR, please visit the Title IX's Policy, Procedures and Training page and the Office for Equal Opportunity (DHR) website.

Statement of Nondiscrimination 

The California State University (CSU) is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that values diversity and fosters tolerance and mutual respect. CSU does not discriminate, and does not tolerate discrimination, on the basis of sex or gender, which includes gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation or sex stereotype in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus). The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Title IX requires SJSU to designate a Title IX and Gender Equity Officer to monitor and oversee its overall Title IX compliance. The Title IX and Gender Equity Officer is available to explain and discuss the right to file a criminal complaint (for example, in cases of sexual misconduct); SJSU’s complaint process, including the investigation process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters. 

The Office for Equal Opportunity is responsible for oversight of compliance with non-discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on age, disability (physical and mental), genetic information, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry, religion (or religious creed), and/or veteran status or military status, and other characteristics that make our community unique.


Who To Contact 

The Title IX and Gender Equity Officer and SJSU's DHR Administrator are available to explain and discuss the university’s complaint process, including the investigation process; available resources, both on and off campus; and supportive measures, which could include accommodations related to academics, housing, or physical safety.

Both the Title IX and Gender Equity Office and the Office for Equal Opportunity (DHR) directly support these efforts by responding to new reports, answering questions, and administering the processes. You may also find information in the CSU Policy

SJSU Title IX and Gender Equity Office contact information

Peter Lim, Interim Title IX and Gender Equity Officer 
titleix@sjsu.edu 
(408)-924-7289 (M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm)
(669) 877-0620 (After-Hours Voicemail/Text Message)
Clark Hall 1rs Floor, Office 126

SJSU Office of Equal Opportunity contact information:

Julie Paisant, Senior Director, DHR Administrator
equal-employment@sjsu.edu 
(408) 924-2250

Additional Reporting Options

An individual may make a report to the university, to law enforcement, to neither, or to both. Campus Title IX processes and law enforcement investigations operate independently of one another, although the Title IX and Gender Equity Officer may coordinate information with law enforcement.

Title IX complaints may also be filed and questions addressed to:

The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education)
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200 San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
Phone: 415-486-5555
FAX: 415-486-5570
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov 

DHR complaints may also be filed and questions addressed to:

The California Department of Fair Employment
2570 North First Street, #480 San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 408-325-0344

and/or

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
North Third Street, #250, San Jose, California 95112
Phone: 800-669-4000